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Pork and Penne Pasta Toss

Penne is a good choice to serve with a chunky meat sauce such as this one.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

4
oz. uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta) or ziti (long tubular pasta)
6
oz. pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
2
large garlic cloves, minced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4
cup chicken broth
1
medium zucchini or yellow summer squash (or half of each), cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1
small red or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin short strips
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar

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Steps

  • 1 Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork and garlic; sprinkle with salt, rosemary and pepper. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until pork is lightly browned.
  • 3 Reduce heat to medium. Add broth, zucchini and bell pepper; simmer about 5 minutes or until pork is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove skillet from heat; stir in vinegar.
  • 4 Add cooked penne to pork mixture; toss gently to mix well. If desired, serve with additional freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1 Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork and garlic; sprinkle with salt, rosemary and pepper. Cook and stir 3 minutes or until pork is lightly browned.
  • 3 Reduce heat to medium. Add broth, zucchini and bell pepper; simmer about 5 minutes or until pork is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove skillet from heat; stir in vinegar.
  • 4 Add cooked penne to pork mixture; toss gently to mix well. If desired, serve with additional freshly ground black pepper.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For an interesting variation, use sun-dried tomato penne.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.